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APRIL 2011

19-20 May 11

The Brazelton Centre in Great Britain Training Courses

15-16 April 11

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Neonatal Behavioural Observations (NBO) Venue:


Contact: The Brazelton Centre Tel: 01223 245791

This symposium promises to bring understanding of neonatal care to another level with a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge. Evidence to support the theory that vacuum is the predominant force in breast milk removal for both term and preterm infants will be presented. Venue:


5-6 July 11

12-13 May 11


The third annual conference for neonatal managers and their senior teams will cover research, education, managing units, innovations and more. National speakers booked. Sponsored by an educational grant from Inspiration Healthcare. Tortworth Court, Four Pillars Hotel, Bristol

SNNG Annual Conference


Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow

Contact: Fiona Collins, Network Manager – West of Scotland Southern General Hospital, Glasgow Tel: 0141 201 2756

19th Annual Neonatal Conference and Ventilatory Workshop The Annual Neonatal Conference on the 3rd and 4th June is preceded by an Advanced Ventilatory Workshop on 2nd June. Topics include: • Improving neonatal resuscitation • Newer developments in respiratory care of the newborn

University of Durham, Queen’s Campus Ebsworth Building, Stockton


Workshop £250, Annual Neonatal Conference two days £325, one day £165 Workshop plus full conference £495

Foundation Toolkit in Developmental Care This course is designed for all clinicians working with hospitalised preterm and newborn infants in neonatal units, and also in transitional care and paediatric units. It is designed to reflect recommendations within the DH Toolkit for High Quality Neonatal Care to meet the developmental needs of infants and provide family-centered care. Venue:

Imperial College London


£350 with a discount for the ‘Network’

Contact: Stephanie O’Mahony School of Professional Development Imperial College London

7-9 September 11

2-4 June 11

20 May 11

Contact: Chrissie Israel NICU, Southmead Hospital, Bristol Tel: 0117 323 6347

Scottish Neonatal Nurses Group annual conference and exhibition. Date for your diary. More details in a later issue.


Contact: Conferences and Courses Department Academic Division, The James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW Tel: 01642 282534

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Understanding neonatal haemodynamics Advances in neonatal neurology Preventing NEC and the use of probiotics Preterm nutrition: knowns and unknowns Neonatal sepsis Gastro-oesophageal reflux in newborns Neonatal outcomes: trends and newer developments

Reason Conference Annual conference for neonatal nurses and doctors sponsored by Chiesi Ltd, Fisher & Paykel and Radiometer. Cost:

Full registration, including one night accommodation and conference dinner – nurses £305, doctors £415


University of Warwick, Coventry

Contact: CFS Events Tel: 0800 9177 405

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Services for Children and Young People

Experienced RSCN/RNC preferably with neonatal qualification/skills Job ref: 101613 Salary: Band 5 or 6, dependent on experience up to a maximum of £35,746 pa Hours: f/t 37.5 pw Subsidised accommodation or a five year housing licence provided. These are challenging but rewarding posts for experienced children’s nurses, preferably with a neonatal qualification/skills to work in our small but friendly paediatric ward and neonatal unit. As our dedicated team provide acute inpatient care for children from birth up to the age of 18 years, you will get the opportunity to work with all the different age groups and your chosen specialty. You’ll benefit from a loyalty bonus of over £6,000* after two years and enjoy living on an island with a spectacular coastline and continental atmosphere. For further information please contact Jeannette Cooper, Clinical Manager on 01481 707355. Closing Date: 26 April 2011 For an application pack please visit: or call 01481 707444. (24 hour answerphone).


A bonus of £1,000 pro rata will be paid to all nursing staff after one year of service and an extra £3,500 pro rata to trained staff with a recognised neonatal qualification on completion of two years’ service. A further retention payment of £783 pa pro rata will be paid each February.

Programme for Professional Development


Foundation Toolkit in Developmental Care 5 - 6 July 2011 This interactive course is designed to reflect recommendations within the DOH Toolkit for High Quality Neonatal Care that include leadership and education to meet the developmental needs of infants and to provide family centred care. Participants will be provided with a kit of materials and taught how to understand what those needs are and how they can be met. The course will be of interest to clinicians working with hospitalised preterm and newborn infants in neonatal and paediatric units and also in transitional care. Places are strictly limited. Early booking is advised. care

For further details contact: Stephanie O’Mahony, School of Professional Development E-mail: Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 6882

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